Saturday, 24 March 2012

Leadership

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In my continued quest to seek out information about leadership, I stumbled across a book in a book store called '100 things I learnt from Business School'

As I fingered my way through its gems I came across this and just felt compelled to share it.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Brand Management Musings

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One of my endeavours in 2012 is to look further into the field of "Brand Management". In the role of the sales and marketing director of Intervate in Cape Town, I decided that it would be a great idea to dig deeper into this discipline to see where we could better define our brand management strategy to pursue our company mission.  

My initial thoughts on the matter was that the notion of brand was an emotional one - despite how much science and logic you care to apply.  This was supported by some of my research and notably some of the concepts in the book called:The Brand Gap by Marty Neumeier.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

The Three Qualities of Truly Satisfying Work

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Q. What makes people want to go to work ?
Q. What drives passion in ones pursuit of our chosen vocation ?

These were some of the questions that I asked myself at the beginning of this year as I relaxed into a 2 week vacation from my work, or so I thought was a vacation from my work. The vacation allowed me to get some space in between the thoughts. Allowed my thoughts to become more strategic and less tactical and as a result facilitated some additional reading time, contemplation time and meditation time.  So I say a vacation from my work, however I quickly realised that my "work" is more to me than just a job, it is my vocation and my calling.